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bargainings. jane wells is joining me from outside a best buy in southern california. jane with an early good morning to you there, what kind of crowds are you seeing at best buy? >> reporter: right now, alex, you can see, it's pretty light. the line right now maybe only about 20 people. i'm going to come over here. what's your name. >> liz. >> what did you buy? >> i bought a laptop and wep cam. >> where were you earlier today? is this your first stop? >> i'm coming from work. i work at the pavilion mall. >> how long did it take you to get through the whole store? >> through this store? >> yes. >> about an hour. >> very good. thanks. enjoy yourself. it was a very different story earlier. when you talk about people walking out of walmart, employees, customers were walking out of best buy early this morning when they got here at midnight. they found that the wait in line itself after you got everything you wanted was taking in some cases over two hours. and we also spoke to the very first guy in line, alex. his name is jason mclellan. he was here since sunday night at 10:00 p.m. 98 hours until
california. they came prepared with tents as they waited for stores to open. >>> so the malls may be packed but not everyone is in favor of stores opening up earlier and earlier. hundreds of walmart workers plan to protest outside their stores today angry over low wages, benefits, and alleged retaliation against workers who try to organize. and the situation was made worse by walmart opening up on thanksgiving day. monday walmart tweeted, don't believe everything you read in the union press releases. we don't think their black friday activity will have an impact on customers. let's bring in william fletcher, a walmart employee. with a welcome to you, why are you protesting? >> i'm protesting because of the retaliation at our stores. many associates when we try to speak out are either fired or pulled into an office having to speak to multiple manages for at times hours on end. they are scare tactics. they try to put fear into people. and i'm protesting who hopefully make that stop. >> here is what one exec it tetch said on the "today" show. let's play that. >> we are really confident about a
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